Square Enix announced an updated version of its action RPG NieR Replicant for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
Here’s the announcement tweet for the West:
Enter an apocalyptic world as you play as a brother on a quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease in this unique action RPG. pic.twitter.com/aKkebNjfI3
— NieR Series (@NieRGame) March 29, 2020
The announcement of “NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139″ for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam came from the series’ 10th anniversary livestream. It isn’t a remaster or a remake, but what Square Enix is calling an “updated version”. The game is being developed by Toylogic and published by Square Enix. Takahisa Taura of PlatinumGames, who worked as the senior game designer on NieR: Automata, is also working on the game.
Moreover, the updated version will be fully-voiced with newly recorded voiceovers. It will have all kinds of new additions so even those who’ve played the original will get to enjoy something new. It will also have completely rerecorded BGM along with brand-new tracks by composer Keiichi Okabe.
Here’s some info on the voice cast:
- Nier (young boy) – CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Nier (young man) – CV: Koji Yusa
- Yonah – CV: Ai Nonaka
- Grimoire Weiss – CV: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Emil – CV: Mai Kadowaki
While we didn’t get too many details, it was confirmed during the livestream that there will be new characters. It also might get new endings as well, but this is still being decided. In any case, Yosuke Saito mentioned that they are determined to make it enjoyable for those who played the original game. The developers aim to release it sometime during NieR Replicant’s 10th anniversary.
Square Enix launched a teaser site but there isn’t much else other than the trailer and key visual. The website lists its genre as “action RPG”. The release date, pricing, and CERO rating will be announced at a later date.
NieR Replicant is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. NieR Gestalt and NieR Replicant first released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in April 2010.